Organizers of the Day of Arts for All want to engage attendees on many levels.

Organizers of the Day of Arts for All want to engage attendees on many levels.

Visitors to the March 14 reception for the Accessible Expressions Ohio art show can make, view and judge art.

Held at the Westerville Community Center, the event kicks off VSA Ohio's annual traveling art exhibit featuring creations by artists of all ages with disabilities. VSA Ohio works to give individuals with disabilities opportunities to create art and share it with others. The organization tries to connect artists with potential patrons, said Morgan Green, outreach coordinator for the Columbus-based organization.

"We really believe access to art is a basic human right," she said.

The juried show features two- and three-dimensional pieces created by artists throughout the state. The artists work in classrooms, studios geared for people with disabilities and their homes, Green said.

More than 150 works were submitted for evaluation. The exhibit, which will travel around Ohio, features 75 works. Accessible Expressions Ohio will be on display at the community center March 5-24.

Guests who attend the Day of Arts for All event March 14 will have the opportunity to create their own piece of art. They also can vote for their favorite work in the People's Choice category. VSA Ohio will recognize all of the participants during the reception.

All of the art, which includes paintings, photography and sculpture, is for sale, Green said.

-Melissa Kossler Dutton